Hamlet does not even know who Hamlet is, nor does his mother or his best friend Horatio. The main character of Hamlet, displays many traits we as humans face today. Hamlet is an extremely thought provoking tragedy with many twists and turns that make it hard to put down. This is because of Shakespeare's depiction of Hamlet, a young enamic man whose quest for truth ultimately leads to his downfall. Hamlet’s characterstics like sexaul deviancy and his contemplative nature allow him to be viewed as a three dimensional character that engrosses readers and allows them to make connections to Hamlet they otherwise would not have made.
Hamlet's Idealism Hamlet is many things: scholar, speaker, actor, and prince. His greatness shows in all of activities, save one: his inability to act. Hamlet is not able to avenge his father's death without considerable delay. There is a flaw in Hamlet's character that causes him to postpone the murder of Claudius - this flaw is Hamlet's idealism. While idealism is normally a good trait, in this case, because of the unusual circumstances, Hamlet's idealism causes great conflicts within him.
For Shakespeare, Horatio serves as a utility tool. Whenever an issue requires a specific perspective, or the truth of it needs to be shown to the audience, Shakespeare just introduces Horatio and his unfaltering credibility. Moreover, Hamlet’s admiration of Horatio demonstrates to the audience the aspects of man Hamlet considers most important. Friendship is an idea that is easily forgotten and difficult to conceptualize. It is one thing to call another a friend, but a true friend is a completely different matter.
These faults, however, seem less extreme when compared to his pride, which is indecisive on whether or not to kill Claudius. Although Hamlet’s tendencies towards melancholy make his life more difficult and his problems are heightened by his rashness, it is his indecisiveness which causes him the most emotional pain and self-hatred, because he cannot commit to avenging his father’s death. These traits reveal by Hamlet are the same character flaws that are common in many people, and which play a large part in their lives. A great example where Hamlet has let his pride and emotion obstruct his actions and clou... ... middle of paper ... ...nce he gets lost in his thoughts this leads him to act rashly. Have you ever heard of the saying “misery loves company”?
... ... middle of paper ... ...fic act. Hamlet is seen throughout many events in the text as a very complicated character, yet is very wise and courteous towards himself as well as others. It seems that the integration between his reputation, his subliminal admiration for Claudius and the love for his mother and his people seem to delay his motion in killing Claudius in the finale of the text. He also seems to hold himself in high regard because of the fact that he has a desire to think of every possible consequence and scenario, hence having the will to make all of his actions justifiable. His indecision may be apparent throughout the text but it seems that he may have been clever enough to the point where he outwits his audience.
It's stability in his life is questionable, but his contemplation of madness has left him vulnerable to its control. This control has led Hamlet to act outside of character and in an extremely peculiar fashion. Hamlet is an instrument of his father, his own self, and of sanity. The appearances of the Ghost, although sporadic, do not come without meaning. Hamlet Senior, arguably, is one of Shakespeare's finest creations.
Claudius responds to situations with a decisive manor, has few morals if any and he is always power-hungry and will do anything to get that power. Hamlet has a more of an impulsive nature, that he struggles to control through out the play, however Claudius has a more methodical nature. He is very indecisive and sometimes this leads to a hasty decision in which he gives his enemies the advantage. When he encounters the Ghost for the first time, he wants to appear brave in front of Marcellus and Horatio, so he decides to say, "My fate cries out And makes each petty artere in this body As hardy as the Nemean lion's nerve. Still am I called.
Hamlet feels as if he has resorted to this passive mode. He suffers guilt from standing by and allowing Claudius to live. Hamlet feels as if he is too gutless to t e the king’s life until he has gathered all of the facts and the right opportunity arises. Hamlet is being extremely hard on himself . It is only human nature to feel nerveless when one is unable to take action.
There are several moments in the play where he shows that he cannot really control his behavior, and right from the start he seems to be extremely emotional and violent in his outbursts. It is easy to see how the grief of his father’s death, included with the indecisiveness he has in what he wants to do to Claudius, could lead him to have a much looser grip on reality than he might want. Hamlet often forgets himself and where he is, and if he wants to pretend to be mad while actually being strictly sane, he would not be so careless with his real plan, especially if he knows that his enemies can hear him. Because of this, Hamlet’s “antic disposition” can be seen as something that is not completely put on.
In William Shakespeare 's play entitled Hamlet, the protagonist Hamlet is unable to take swift revenge on his father 's murderer. This is due to the fact that Hamlet has become distrustful of the most important people in his life and so this sparks a question in those around him but also